My mom is brilliant. Just brilliant.
For today’s #shareitsaturday, here’s 5 simple things my mom does that the world should know about:
#1 Read the Bible while drying your hair
This is pure genius. Why waste time just sitting or standing when you could take 3-5 minutes and soak in the Word? Keep a Bible in the bathroom and flip it open for a few moments. Let’s calling it drying with PURPOSE – ha!
#2 Keep extra boxes of dryer sheets in your linen closet
My mom’s blankets ALWAYS smell like they just came out of the dryer. Noooo! She just keeps extra boxes of dryer sheets inside the linen closet. She also keeps a box in her car/trunk – what a fabulously smelly good idea!
#3 Move furniture with blankets
Sometimes when you want to move a piece of furniture and there’s no one around to help or you don’t have enough man power, do this: grab an old blanket, place it under the corners and start pulling! It works, people! Side note: It also helps to call mom when you try to move a piece of furniture upstairs late at night and somehow get stuck halfway up. Mom knows how to help then too! Ps – my mom is not for rent when you get stuck moving your furniture 🙂
#4 Stay strong when things get tough / put up with junk even when you don’t want to / be the same person all the time
I couldn’t decide how to say this about my mom. I should just say: She’s rock solid! When things get tough, she sticks it out and doesn’t give up. When she has junk thrown at her – like, at work – she presses on. No matter when you meet my mom, SHE IS THE SAME PERSON. I’m not just saying this. It’s all truth. For those that know my mom, you know that she’s one of a kind. And she loves Jesus. I’m pretty sure that’s where she draws her strength from – her relationship with God.
#5 Encourage instead of criticize
My mom does this best. There have been so many times when I tend to be more critical and it gets me absolutely no where. Encouraging those around you actually has a boomerang effect. When you lift up others, a crazy thing happens – you’re lifted up too! Having a bad day? Try calling a friend to encourage and speak positive words into their life. You’ll hang up feeling 10x better than you felt before. Or, call your mom and tell her you love her!
What have you learned from your mom? SHARE it with us. I’d love to hear in the comments.
Thanks, mom – for all that you do, all that you are and for the example you have set before me. I love you!
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